Things are changing around here so much that I feel like I'm standing still and just ca't get going. The events of the last few weeks have been dreams come true. However, they happened in a sequence that baffles me.

The best thing that happened is that we moved into our house. Yes, there are more challenges than we expected. What's life without a few curveballs, right? We knew that I wanted to get out of my job. I had promised DH that I would stay until we made a couple of mortgage payments. Events at the job changed that rather quickly. In the end, leaving the job this soon is better for the family, if not for our finances.

Now we are sitting here with some money in the bank and a nice tax return on the way. But, do we set it aside and use it to buffer where my income would have been or do we pay off debts that we have? Agh! I don't want to delve to deeply into my finances because I know I will be frustrated beyond belief. Can I pay someone to take a look at my mess of book keeping and tell me what to do? DH loves to play dig my head in the sand. I've unfortunately fallen into this trap too!

The truth is, we are still reasonably secure. I know that DH won't get a pink check tomorrow. I know that we have a car payment that will be gone in as little as 6 months. I know that the house in VA will sell EVENTUALLY or it will become a great investment property for the longterm. It's the now that I don't know about.

I've over committed myself and DH. We are going to FL for spring break and our 10 year anniversary. Most of it will be spent with family and we will not have to pay out. We are going to take a few days of adult time and go over to Orlando to celebrate our anniversary. We aren't going to spend a ton there.. but it is an expense that I know we don't have to take. Why take it? T and R are desperate to get back to FL and see their cousins/grandparents/aunts/uncles.

We also have this bundle of joy on the way and we have to get a new travel system. I am trying to get a bargain price for a product that I will be happy with. That is the only large baby gear item we need. Then there is the living room/dining room downstairs. It's empty.. DH feels like he needs to buy the furniture now.

This is making me crazy. I'm a little more relieved to get it on screen. Now, I need to make a plan of attack and stick to it.


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